Swimmers: on your marks, get set – go take a good look at your beloved old swim trunks. If last summer’s tiny tears are on the verge of turning into full-fledged holes, it’s time to restock. Whether you’re a bona fide surfer dude heading to the waves or just a weekend wader, we’ve narrowed your search to five suits that are guaranteed to make a splash this season.
Abercrombie & Fitch’s surfer shorts come with two front pockets – great for sunblock or a locker key ($39.50).
For a splashier look, try Old Navy’s flower-power board shorts ($16.50), available in an array of colors. Food on your clothes isn’t necessarily the sign of a slob: Tommy Hilfiger’s lobster-print trunks are some of the coolest we’ve seen ($45 at Lord & Taylor).
For a more classic look, try American Eagle Outfitters’ two-tone version ($30) or Nautica’s orange ones ($38.50 at Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Nautica).
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